August 19, 2022
What could Russia's departure mean for the International Space Station

What could Russia’s departure mean for the International Space Station

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Russian cosmonauts recently displayed the flag of the unilaterally proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic on the International Space Station

Russia announced on Tuesday (26/7) that it will leave the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and build its own station.

The new head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, said that the institution will fulfill all its obligations to the International Space Station until its departure.

The United States and Russia, along with other partners, have been working together on the International Space Station since 1998.

But relations between the two powers have been strained since Russia invaded Ukraine. Moscow had previously threatened to abandon the project due to the sanctions imposed by Western countries since the beginning of the war.